Software engineering fundamentals in 60 minutes

Software engineering fundamentals in 60 minutes

Software engineering fundamentals in 60 minutes

An introduction of software industry from a perspective of roles, responsibilities and business. Pivotal for career plan

Language: english

Note: 4.1/5 (24 notes) 8,884 students

Instructor(s): Subodh Chiwate

Last update: 2022-05-01

What you’ll learn

  • A precise perspective of software industry in terms of role and responsibilities
  • Differentiate software companies as potential employers in 4 broad categories
  • Checklist to tackle unsuccessful interview processes
  • Ability to analyze career trajectory optimally from personal perspective



  • No programming experience is needed.
  • You are exploring jobs in the software industry
  • You have just started your career in software and want to understand how to grow.



The course is an introduction to the complexity of waiting for a beginner in the software industry. There are no certifications or silver bullets to a long and fulfilling software career. The course provides a brief overview of the industry from an experienced engineer’s perspective.

The main goal of the course is to make the aspirants aware of the big picture before they get caught up in confusing job descriptions. With personal experiences, the perspective ensures to be tried and tested.

The volume of sales and promises has exponentially grown but at the cost of accountability. A prosperous career cannot be purchased or fast-tracked, it has to be nurtured with daily habits and coherent knowledge.

A long career will encounter many inflection points. Most only prepare for the best case scenarios but the contrary ones are far more probable than one assumes. Since 2000, there have been at least 3 spells of recessions in the industry due to completely different reasons.

Can one predict such events?


Does one have to predict such events?


Is there a solution to negate the career uncertainty? 

Yes. Be aware of the industry that you consider a source of income and ensure you stay relevant in it for as long as you need.

Course Overview

  • Components of software engineering

    • Algorithms, Data Structures, DevOps, SRE, SCM, etc.

  • Types of software companies

  • Types of roles in software companies

  • Frameworks to gauge competition and career trajectory.

  • Lessons from personal experiences about recessions and interviewing from a career perspective.


✅ Software engineering beyond coding

✅ Business goals of possible employer companies

✅ Kinds to roles available in the industry as beginners.


Who this course is for

  • Begineer software or information technology engineers
  • Students planning to apply for software jobs
  • Beginner developers of Python, Java,C++,Rust, Scala,C, Terraform, JavaScript, ReactJS, Devops, Jenkins, Docker, Kubernetes
  • Software engineers (0-4 years) curious about growth and related factors
  • Beginners looking for career advice about software or information technology jobs in developing countries


Course content

  • Software Engineering Overview
    • Section Overview
    • Bird’s eye view
    • Data Structures
    • DS in daily engineering
    • Algorithms
    • Algorithms in practice
    • System Design
    • Contribution to design
    • Low Level Design
    • Design patterns
    • Deployment
    • DevOps and SRE
    • Documentation
    • Significance of documentation
    • Infrastructure as Code
    • Performance Engineering
    • Tools
    • Scalability
    • Portability
    • Monitoring and Observability
    • Production
    • Source Control Management
    • Daily Engineering
    • Software Engineering Quiz
  • Industry Overview
    • Section Overview
    • Types of Companies
    • Types of roles
    • Domain vs Programming
    • Mapping to reality
  • Human aspect of the industry
    • Reimagining the hierarchy
    • A holistic approach towards career trajectory
    • Analogy for gauging competition
    • Talent pool breakdown [20-25 years age group]
    • Talent pool breakdown [26-30 years]
    • Talent pool breakdown [31-35 years]
    • Interviewing
    • Interview aftermath handling
  • Conclusion
    • Section Overview
    • Career from lens of recessions
    • Closing remarks and way ahead


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